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superking

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BOH might be a choice for Jet2 as they grew their roots there years back.It was an all freight airline then.
 

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I was going to put this in the BRS Thomas Cook thread but the article really concerns plans for replacing the TCX capacity by other carriers.

The headline mentions the two routes from BRS only served by Thomas Cook - Preveza and Almeria - but in fact the article really concerns itself with BRS plans for replacing the lost TCX capacity across the board. Actually the article says very little other than a standard airport reply (from any airport) that they "will be working with partners to replace lost seat capacity in order to meet demand from holidaymakers in our region."

The article also states that 42 repatriation flights operated into BRS with more than 7,000 passengers.
 

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Both of those routes could become easyJet routes if they chose to. The bigger question is whether anyone wants to fill capacity on routes where there is alternative carriers or would they want to hike their fares/ margins instead ?
 

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Both of those routes could become easyJet routes if they chose to. The bigger question is whether anyone wants to fill capacity on routes where there is alternative carriers or would they want to hike their fares/ margins instead ?
Probably a bit of both which is why I don't expect all the lost TCX capacity to be reinstated over the next year or two.

Against that, TUI especially might be mindful that a Jet2 could be lurking in the wings and put in capacity that TUI had failed to replace, although that seems extremely unlikely to happen in time for next summer.

Turkey seems to be the biggest loser at BRS in terms of concentrated routes with TCX's departure.

TCX was 5 x weekly to both Antalya and Dalaman and once weekly to Bodrum - 11 weekly flights in total. Currently next summer sees easyJet operating 4 x weekly to Dalaman and 3 x weekly to Bodrum, with TUI operating 2 x weekly to Dalaman and 2 x weekly to Antalya - 11 weekly flights in total.

This means that the removal of the TCX programme has reduced the number of weekly Turkey flights by 50% - from 22 to 11.

Zante sees a similar 50% reduction. TCX operated 4 x weekly whilst next summer easyJet will operate once weekly and TUI 3 x weekly.

Spain, including the Canaries and Balearics, saw the biggest loss of TCX flights by country with 12 x weekly but these were spread across 8 destinations, although the loss of TCX has actually indirectly cost BRS another route - Girona - given that Ryanair seem to have abandoned it (up to 6 x weekly in summer 2019) and TUI don't fly there from BRS.

Will anyone fill at least some of the lost TCX capacity for next summer, especially Turkey? I suppose it depends on availability of aircraft and whether gaps left at other airports might be replaced more profitably. That said, a potential half million passenger journeys a year is not to be sniffed at.
 

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